Recently Zipcar reached out and offered me a credit so that I could try out their service and write about it here on the blog. As somebody who owns a car and hasn’t ever considered joining a carshare, I admit I was initially lukewarm to the idea. But then it hit me: fishing! Sure if you don’t own a vehicle being a Zipcar member offers a simple and quick way to essentially rent a car short-term (and to tread lightly while you’re at it) but if you do own a vehicle that’s a little on the… well… gutless side and you have some heavy lifting/moving to do or a destination that’s at the end of a steep dirt road then they have small trucks and SUVs in their fleet. So I took them up on the offer.
And of course I don’t go fishing by myself, so I brought along my friends Suede Peterson and musician Rob Butterfield. This week I’m sharing five parts of the Zipcar fishing adventure that we went on.
In this second part I wanted you to see two photos from the road on the way to the lake. This one of the bait fridge at the Yellow Barn Fruit Stand where we picked up lunch and worms (the lunch didn’t come from this fridge)…
And I also wanted to share this shot of some “litter” that we found in the middle of the dirt road near the lake. This is what is known as the Point Of No Return, folks. It’s the point in the trip where the faint of heart might decide to turn back because they found a rather hefty pile of spent bullets on the road. It’s the point in the trip where even the most seasoned of bushwhacking veterans might notice that those aluminum coloured ones are, in fact, shells from a handgun and that while shooting a shotgun or any other sort of hunting rifle in the middle of nowhere is one thing (and is actually perfectly legal) shooting a handgun anywhere in this country aside from a shooting range is another. Not only is it illegal but it’s also a total lunatic move, but we kept going because we love fishing. And as we only report good news on this web site you don’t need to worry about part 3 of these fishing posts to contain a story about us fighting a handgun wielding lunatic… so stay tuned for more from our awesome adventure tomorrow!
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